VersaPay Announces 2012 First Quarter Results
FOR: VERSAPAY CORPORATION
MAY 25, 2012 - 09:30 ET
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 25, 2012) - VersaPay Corporation (TSX VENTURE:VPY) ("VersaPay" or the "Company"), a provider of merchant credit and debit card payment processing and e-mail money transfer (EMT) solutions, today announced its financial and operational results for the three month ended March 31, 2012. All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.
|Q1 2012 Highlights|
- Completed an equity financing for gross proceeds of $2.07 million
- Grew year over year revenues by 19% and grew recurring revenues by 21%
- Adjusted EBITDA1 was $(0.2) million, despite continued investment in VersaPay's electronic invoice presentment and payment platform
- Announced new partnerships, including Hockey Canada, Wave Accounting, and Zen Planner
|Q1 2012 Financial Summary2|
|Three months ending March 31|
|Cash Operating Expenses5||$1.0M||$0.9M|
|Loss from continuing operations||$(0.3)M||$(0.3)M|
|Cash||$2.1 M||$0.6 M|
"We are very pleased with our financial and operational results for the first quarter of 2012. Our revenue growth in the quarter highlights the benefits of our recurring revenue business model," said Bill McGill, CEO of VersaPay. "Based on the seasonal trends that we have historically seen in our business and the opportunities that we are building in our pipeline, we believe that we are well positioned to build on the strength of this quarter. In addition, by completing the equity financing that was closed in the first quarter, we have the financial flexibility to continue to invest in our EIPP business as a key driver of future growth."
Q1 2012 Financial Review
Total revenues for Q1 2012 increased 19% to $3.9 million from $3.2 million in Q1 2011. Of this amount, recurring revenues for Q1 2012 increased 21% to $3.9 million from $3.2 million in Q1 2011. The year-over-year improvement was driven primarily by growth in the Company's transaction processing fees.
Cash operating expense (excluding amortization and share-based payments) increased to $1.0 million from $0.9 million in Q1 2012 from the same period 2011.
Adjusted EBITDA for Q1 2012 was $(0.2) million, and is consistent with Q1 2011 of $(0.2) million.
Loss from continuing operations for Q1 2012 was $(0.3) million. This compares to a loss from continuing operations of $(0.3) million for Q1 2011.
1 Adjusted EBITDA is defined as Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and Share-based payments. See table A.
2 A complete set of financial statements and notes and MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2011 will be available on the Company's website at www.versapay.com and on SEDAR.
3 Defined as Transaction processing fees + VersaCard/EMT fees
4 Defined as Product sales (point-of-sale devices) and other
5 Defined as operating expense excluding amortization and share-based payments
|Three months ending March 31|
|Loss from continuing operations||(304,442||)||(295,696||)|
VersaPay's financial technology enables businesses and consumers across Canada to accept and process credit, debit and gift card transactions. As a payment services and financial technology company serving more than 2,500 Canadian businesses, VersaPay, in conjunction with its partners, provides the hardware, technology, infrastructure and support services that businesses of all types require to accept and process electronic payments from their consumers and clients.
While its core business is payment processing services, VersaPay also provides enhanced financial technology solutions such as VersaPay EMT - the Company's proprietary Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment solution - which enables merchants and consumers to easily transact with one another.
VersaPay is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and has operations in Toronto and Montreal. To learn more about VersaPay, visit http://www.versapay.com.
Forward Looking and Other Cautionary Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements and information that are based on the beliefs of management and reflect the Company's current expectations. When used in this news release, the words "estimate", "project", "belief", "anticipate", "intend", "expect", "plan", "predict", "may" or "should" and the negative of these words or such variations thereon or comparable terminology, are intended to identify forward-looking statements and information. Such statements and information reflect the current view of the Company with respect to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in those forward-looking statements and information.
By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, risks relating to the speculative nature of the Company's business, the Company's formative stage of development and the Company's financial position. Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date that statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change.
Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated or implied by forward-looking statements and information. Such factors include, among others, risks related to following: the Company's financial position and the potential need for future financings, the ability of the Company to maintain its relationship with its strategic partner for payment processing, the efforts and abilities of the senior management team, the ability of the Company to attract and retain skilled management, competition in the payment processing industry, and the Company's ability to respond to technological change and protect its intellectual property rights.
The Company cautions that the foregoing list of material factors is not exhaustive. When relying on the Company's forward-looking statements and information to make decisions, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. The Company has assumed a certain progression, which may not be realized. It has also assumed that the material factors referred to in the previous paragraph will not cause such forward-looking statements and information to differ materially from actual results or events. There can be no assurance that such assumptions will reflect the actual outcome of such items or factors.
THE FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWS RELEASE REPRESENTS THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE COMPANY AS OF THE DATE OF THIS NEWS RELEASE AND, ACCORDINGLY, IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER SUCH DATE. READERS SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE IMPORTANCE ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION AND SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THIS INFORMATION AS OF ANY OTHER DATE. WHILE THE COMPANY MAY ELECT TO, IT DOES NOT UNDERTAKE TO UPDATE THIS INFORMATION AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME EXCEPT AS REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE SECURITIES LEGISLATION.
|March 31, 2012||December 31, 2011|
|Cash and cash equivalents||2,139,998||559,497|
|Funds held for merchants||864,167||443,005|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||371,875||535,741|
|Funds due to merchants||864,167||443,005|
|Current portion of obligations under finance lease||46,602||53,026|
|Obligations under finance lease, net of current portion||42,690||52,872|
|Total liabilities and equity||3,940,992||1,943,435|
|Three months ended, March 31|
|Transaction processing fees||3,834,879||3,173,079|
|Product sales and other||13,363||78,720|
|VersaCard/EFT and EMT Fees||75,792||57,184|
|Cost of services||2,723,968||2,233,470|
|Cost of products sold and other||360,693||396,738|
|VersaCard/EFT and EMT costs||37,683||26,549|
|Depreciation and amortization||43,815||46,400|
|Bank charges and interest||39,149||35,172|
|General and administrative||126,651||95,811|
|Marketing and promotion||22,599||38,303|
|Rent and occupancy||88,374||71,571|
|Research and development||74,971||9,640|
|Salaries and benefits||421,846||422,911|
|Share based payments||25,154||51,165|
|Telecom and wireless connection fees||62,419||69,150|
|Loss from operations||(304,442||)||(295,696||)|
|Net loss and comprehensive loss for the period||(304,442||)||(295,696||)|
|Loss per share|
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic and diluted||13,130,381||12,943,197|
|As at December 31, 2011||$||7,891,062||$||1,010,525||$||690,291||$||(9,309,656||)||$||282,222|
|Net loss for the period||-||-||-||(304,442||)||(304,442||)|
|Exercise of options||237,728||(48,228||)||-||-||189,500|
|Share based payments||-||25,154||-||-||25,154|
|At March 31, 2012||$||9,908,992||$||1,359,751||$||372,260||$||(9,614,098||)||$||2,026,905|
|As at December 31, 2010||7,423,002||865,645||$||696,619||(7,990,233||)||$||995,033|
|Net loss for the period||-||-||-||(295,696||)||(295,696||)|
|Exercise of options||72,060||(55,060||)||-||-||17,000|
|Share based payments||-||51,165||-||-||51,165|
|At March 31, 2011||$||7,495,062||$||861,750||$||696,619||$||(8,285,929||)||$||767,502|
|Three months ended, March 31|
|Cash Provided By (Used In) Operating Activities|
|Net loss for the period||(304,442||)||(295,696||)|
|Items not affecting cash:|
|Depreciation of equipment||29,177||32,440|
|Amortization of intangible assets||14,638||13,960|
|Interest accreted on promissory note||12,184||9,158|
|Share based payments||25,154||51,165|
|Change in non-cash working capital items|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||(163,866||)||(49,541||)|
|Cash (Used in) in Investing Activities|
|Acquisition of equipment||(14,632||)||(11,739||)|
|Cash Provided by (Used In) Financing Activities|
|Issuance of common shares, net of issuance costs||2,023,972||17,000|
|Finance lease payments||(16,606||)||(12,058||)|
|Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||1,580,501||(237,347||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period||559,497||1,121,816|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of period||2,139,998||884,469|